28 Nov

Competition Time: Win a Book Set in Abruzzo

Now that I’ve finished reading Belloccia A Hill Village in the Abruzzi by R. H. ‘Gimi’ Jordan I have decided not to hold on to it and hoard it, for it never to see the light of day again. So I’m giving you, the readers of this Abruzzo blog, a chance to win my copy.

Belloccia A Hill Village in the Abruzzi by R.H. ‘Gimi’ Jordan

Leave a non-spammy comment on this post before 12 December 2012  and you are automatically in the competition. Only commements on this post on this blog count so Twitter and Facebook comments and RTs, which I’m happy to get, won’t put your name into the draw.

Any comment will do as long as it isn’t rude, you can say nice things, offer constructive criticism or just say “Ciao”.

How will I pick the winner?

Well sometime shortly after December 12 2012 I’ll randomly pick a name from all those who commented, make contact, (leave a valid email address) and I’ll offer to post (mail) the book to the address of the winner’s choice.

Simple? God I hope so. :-)

Regarding the prize – it’s paperback book that I bought second hand. It’s in good condition, slight damage to the cover and there is an insciption that may be written by R. H. ‘Gimi’ Jordan himself.

This post and its comments will tell you more – Belloccia Abruzzo, Slightly Off the Map Perhaps


a little bit about 

Noel is an IT Consultant, software development Project Manager, photographer, writer, and English teacher. These days he swaps his time between Abruzzo, Italy and Dublin, Ireland.

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